The founder of Rocketmiles emailed me yesterday to let me know that they’ve added JetBlue as a points-earning partner for hotel bookings.
Now normally I would not choose to earn JetBlue points instead of United, American, or Alaska miles. Though I am interested in trying JetBlue’s planned lie flat seats for New York JFK – Los Angeles and San Francisco flights.
It’s worth flagging that as part of the new partnership, Rocketmiles is offering a first time booking bonus of 3000 JetBlue points for new customers. This is in addition to the ‘1000 to 5000 points per night’ that you normally earn for booking hotels.
Rocketmiles now features over 100 cities — they don’t have hotels everywhere, and have a limited set of hotels in each city. That’s about triple the size they were when I first wrote about then ~ 10 weeks ago.
Note that this offer is not stackable with the standard 1000 point bonus for being referred by a friend to the site (which usually earns that friend 1000 points as well). As an aside, I had had a referral bonus to offer of 2000 miles (in other words, I was foregoing my 1000 mile referral credit and arranged to have it given to you instead), unfortunately that was made available to me only through mid-July.
The 3000 point JetBlue first-time booking bonus requires you to make a booking by September 6 at 11:59pm Central and complete your stay by December 31. The bonus will not be reflected on their tracking website until your reservation is complete.
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